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bow2

bow2

pronunciation:
bo
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weapon, used for shooting arrows, made of a curved strip of wood or other material with a cord stretched taut between the two ends.
 
similar words:
arbalest, crossbow, longbow
definition 2: a curved or bent shape, or something having this shape.
synonyms:
arc, bend, curve
similar words:
arch, camber, curvature, fold, sinus, twist, warp
definition 3: a long, thin piece of wood with horsehairs stretched between the ends, used for playing the violin and other stringed instruments.
 
definition 4: an easily loosened knot having two or more loops and used in tying shoes, wrapping packages, and the like.
 
synonyms:
tie
similar words:
bustle, knot
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: curved or bent like a bow.
synonyms:
arched, arcuate, bent, curved
similar words:
crooked, twisted
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: bowed, bowing, bows
definition 1: to bend or curve so as to resemble a bow.
The pressure on the ends bowed the boards.One board bowed at the center.
synonyms:
bend, curve
similar words:
arc, arch, crook, flex, fold
definition 2: to play (a violin or other stringed instrument) with a bow.
synonyms:
play
derivation: bowedness (n.)
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